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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Jerry Falwell Jr. confirms he has resigned as President of Liberty U after pool boy said the evangelist watched him have sex with his wife several times a year

Jerry Falwell Jr. confirmed on Monday night that he had resigned from evangelical Liberty University - ending a bizarre episode in which he was said to have quit, and then denied it.

Falwell told ABC that his resignation was official, and he was stepping down as chancellor of the Lynchburg, Virginia-based Christian school, after a pool boy claimed the evangelist watched while he had sex with his wife.

A senior school official earlier on Monday night said he had resigned from his leadership post, but Falwell then told several news outlets that he does not plan to leave permanently.

A school official confirmed on Monday - the first day of classes for students - that Falwell had agreed to resign, The Washington Post reported.

Falwell then said the reports of his resignation were 'completely false'.

'I have not resigned. I will be on indefinite leave,' Falwell later told POLITICO.


Democrat Leader Talcum X Calls for More Violence and Complete Dismantling of US Police after Last Night’s Kenosha Riots

It looks like things are back to normal since the DNC Convention last week in Wisconsin online.

The Future Democrats of America, Black Lives Matter and Antifa, torched another city and knocked out police with bricks on Sunday night.

And Democrat BLM mouthpiece Shaun King (talcum X), who is white, is back to calling for more violence.


Texas A&M Prof, NASA Researcher Arrested For Alleged China Ties

Texas A&M professor and NASA researcher Zhengdong Cheng was arrested Sunday for alleged conspiracy, false statements, and wire fraud.

According to a United States Department of Justice press release, Cheng allegedly “willfully took steps to obscure his affiliations and collaboration with a Chinese University and at least one Chinese-owned company.”

Cheng’s research grant barred him from collaborating with Chinese entities.

Cheng allegedly provided false information to Texas A&M and NASA, allowing him to receive federal funds for a research grant. Cheng is associated with Guangdong University of Technology in China and other foreign institutions of higher education. He gained access to what the DOJ called “increased access to unique NASA resources, such as the International Space Station,”resulting in better positioning at Guangdong and other universities.

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers explained that “Once again, we have witnessed the criminal consequences that can arise from undisclosed participation in the Chinese government’s talent program.” He said the Department of Justice will work to “expose the exploitation of our nation and our prized research institutions."

Alan Kohler, assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, said that Cheng allegedly “knowingly deceived NASA officials about his association with Chinese owned companies and universities, willingly accepted U.S. government funding, and defrauded his university.”

FBI Houston Special Agent Perrye Turner stated that Texas A&M has provided “significant assistance through their partnership with us throughout this case.”

"We worked closely with the FBI on this case, and we gladly will work with them again as needed,” Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp said in a statement Monday.

“No one in higher education takes security as seriously as we do at The Texas A&M University System. In fact, we have received several awards from the Department of Defense’s Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, including one just last month.”


Democrats are pretending the cities aren’t burning

The Democratic convention portrayed an America suffering from every possible sort of malady — except urban ­unrest.

Is the country going through a terrible pandemic? Yes. A punishing recession? Absolutely. Is our democratic system itself under threat? Of course. Is the planet about to be destroyed by inaction on climate change? Check. Are systemic racism, income inequality and corporate greed blighting our national life? Most definitely.

The Democrats put an accent on every disturbing development during the Trump years, but not on the disorder that has caused countless millions in property damage, killed and injured innocent people and contributed to rising lawlessness in cities around the country.

About that, they maintained a discreet silence.

Across four nights and eight hours of programming, no one mentioned it — not the community activists, not the mayors or governors, not the former presidents and first ladies, and emphatically not the party’s current nominees for president and vice president.


Families Reportedly Trapped in Building Set on Fire By Black Lives Matter Rioters in Kenosha

People on the scene in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are reporting that families are currently trapped inside an apartment building that was set on fire by the violent rioters.

Kenosha has been under siege by leftist rioters for two days in response to an officer involved shooting of a man with a history that includes previous violence against an officer during an arrest, a sex crime, domestic abuse, and more.

During a livestream of some of the fires burning around the city, a woman is heard explaining that there are families trapped inside an apartment building that was engulfed in flames.

“There’s families still trapped inside those apartments y’all,” the woman says. “They can’t get out.”


“This Dude is Shooting at Us!” – BLM Militants Run For Their Lives After Milwaukee Homeowner Fires Warning Shots at Protesters in His Neighborhood (VIDEO)

Riots and protests erupted Monday night in Kenosha following an officer-involved shooting Sunday and the ‘protests’ began to spread to other cities.

Black Lives Matter militants roved into the wrong Milwaukee neighborhood Monday night.

A Milwaukee homeowner wasn’t having it and fired warning shots at protesters in his neighborhood.

“This dude is shooting at us!” A Black Lives Matter militant is heard saying as they scattered like cockroaches and ran for their lives.


“I Was Shot Because of This Kind of Unhinged Rhetoric” – Steve Scalise Lashes Out at Pelosi Over Hateful “Domestic Enemies” Slur (VIDEO)

On June 14, 2017, an unhinged leftist targeted and shot several Republican lawmakers, including House Whip Steve Scalise, playing baseball in Alexandria, Virginia. The shooter James Hodgkinson was a committed and angry leftist.

Steve Scalise barely survived and went through months of rehab after the attempted assassination.

On Monday, on the first day of the RNC in North Carolina, Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Republicans“enemies of the state.” It was a not so subtle dog whistle to the violent left.

Following her disgusting remarks Rep. Steve Scalise lashed out at the irresponsible House Speaker.


A Demagogue Named Barack Obama: His DNC Speech

On the day Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, I announced on my national radio show that, "While I did not vote for Barack Obama, he is my president, and I wish him well." I added that I was delighted a black man had been elected president of the United States, that perhaps this would not only help black-white relations get even better than they were but also help put to rest the notion of a racist America.

As it turned out, neither hope was achieved. In fact, in large measure due to Obama, race relations deteriorated during his presidency. Obama turned out to be Black Lives Matter Light. As Politico wrote in 2014, Al Sharpton, perhaps the most consistent race-baiter of the last half-century, "became Obama's go-to man on race." According to The Washington Post, Sharpton visited the Obama White House 72 times.

Obama is idolized by liberals and leftists because he was an activist liberal whose goal, in his own words, right before he was first elected, was "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." And because they love his cool, even-tempered, regal style.

That style masks a demagoguery that far surpasses our current president. It was on display last week when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention.


Candace Owens & President Trump's Space Force

A Viewer Writes: The mob of SBY has succeeded

This is what we do now. Randy Day and John Canon and others attacked the democratic appointee to a point where he declined. Jake would be pleased I’m sure. We are just at risk as the rest of the country.

Hopefully this will inspire shore residents to rise up and defeat the mob.

“Biggest Scandal in Europe since WW II” - Ibizagate: How Soros Journalists Brought Down the Austrian Government

A year ago, a leaked video seeming to show the head of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party Heinz Christian Strache conspiring with Russians to take over the top local tabloid brought down the center-right government. In the court case, video has emerged exonerating Strache and his colleague Johann Gudenus. Apparently, the Soros-related “journalists” who broke the story deliberately omitted the exonerating parts.

It was a set-up straight out of the 1970s “Mission Impossible” series: In 2016-17, the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party was leading the polls in Austria on the back of their opposition to Angela Merkel’s illegal Open Borders policy for all of Europe. In a scenario echoing the Fusion GPS “Trump Tower Meeting”, charismatic party head Strache and the equally popular Ex-Youth Wing head Gudenus were lured to a villa on the trendy island of Ibiza, Spain with Gudenus’ wife to meet with the alleged niece of a Russian oligarch going by the name of Alyona Makarova, who was promising investments in Austrian media in return for lucrative government contracts. “Makarova” has since disappeared and is wanted for questioning by Austrian police.


Illegal Immigrants Deserve More From the Government, Some Democratic Candidates for Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District Say

Should political candidates promise to do things for illegal immigrants?

Some of the Democrats running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Massachusetts’s Fourth district think so.

During an online forum, the moderators asked three candidates about what they would do for illegal immigrants.

It was a user-submitted question from someone in Fairhaven that stated: “COVID-19 has presented unique challenges for undocumented individuals and their family members. How will you support them during the pandemic and beyond?”

All three candidates seeking to replace U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III said the federal government needs to do more for illegal immigrants.

For democratic socialist, former Wall Street regulator, and Brookline resident Ihssane Leckey, that would mean free health care and money during the coronavirus pandemic.

“One thing I think we need to usher in immediately is $2,000 a month for every individual in our country,” Leckey said during the event, called South Coast Debate and hosted by Students of MA-04 on Friday, August 21. “This is a way that they can live a life with dignity, put food on the table while we clean up the mess of COVID-19, and move on to recover our economy. But look, I fight for Medicare-for-All and a Green New Deal for these reasons. As somebody who has lived in poverty, I understand their hurt, and as an immigrant, I understand their hurt. I will be fighting very, very hard for them in Congress.”


The Coronavirus will never end...test will never stop reporting 'fake' cases

If mask mandates are justified by people “testing positive” for coronavirus, they will NEVER end… because the tests will never stop reporting fake “cases”

(Natural News) We now have proof that the medical fascists intend to never end the mask mandates, lockdowns and forced quarantine camps that they claim are necessary due to covid-19. All those Orwellian measures are being justified by coronavirus “cases” stemming solely from people “testing positive” for the coronavirus. But these tests are largely flawed and produce disturbingly high numbers of false positives. Even when the tests are accurate in terms of a genetic match for the virus, if a person isn’t sick with symptoms, then it’s not a “case” to begin with.

I explain why merely carrying a virus without symptoms of sickness is not a “case” in this important medical science article, which is, of course, banned by Facebook, Google and Twitter.

These positive “cases” are now being used to push global pandemic hysteria, falsely claiming the pandemic is out of control and using that fear to justify endless mask mandates, lockdowns and — soon — vaccine mandates.

By definition, this means the plandemic will never end because there will never be a time when people stop “testing positive” for the gene sequences that are said to belong to the coronavirus.

And that’s by design.


CDC drops 14 day Self Quarantine Recommendation for out state travelers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday dropped its recommendation for travelers to quarantine for 14 days upon returning from trips overseas or out of state during the coronavirus pandemic.

The CDC updated its guidelines on its website. Though the two-week recommendation was changed, the federal agency did caution travelers that they can still contract the novel coronavirus while traveling.

“You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others," the agency warns. "You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people including your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus.”

The CDC recommends travelers wear masks indoors, wash hands, maintain social distancing guidelines, and monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.


The Morning Briefing: RNC Night 1 Is A Stark Contrast to DNC's Low-T Zoom Meeting

The Republican National Convention (RNC) got its weird COVID-year counter-punch to last week’s DNC underway on Monday night. There was a lot of anticipation about how the RNC might handle things differently after the sleepwalking affair that the DNC put on last week.

Forget what the water-carrying media hacks have been saying about the DNC, it was a low-energy hot mess that was plain for all to see.

I wondered aloud several times last week if those producing the RNC were being quiet about their plans because they were watching the DNC to see what not to do. Thankfully, it appears that was the case.

Tyler has a recap of the first night here.

Yeah, I’m a homer, so I was going to like the RNC more than I did the DNC anyway, or at least make it seem like I did for the public. My remarks this morning are rather genuine though.

It happens.


Beloved ‘Centro Maria’ Women’s Home to Shut as Allies Blame Church’s CVA Lawsuits

For decades, young women from all over the world looking for a safe, affordable place to live in New York found a home at Centro Maria.

The large boarding house on West 54th Street — one of the last women-only homes in Manhattan — took in tenants for a few hundred dollars a month, which included two meals a day prepared by the Catholic nuns who operate and live in the residence.

Because of the Sisters of Mary Immaculate, current and former residents say the house is much more than just a place to stay — it has been a safe haven and a launch pad for new friendships and careers.

“The bond that you create in that house is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced — ever, ever,” said B.C.E., a previous resident who moved to Centro Maria in 2007 to escape an abusive relationship and didn’t want her full name used. “It’s your family.”


Coronavirus relief bills loaded with special interest, pet project spending

Pork is dead. Long live pork!

Congressional earmarks might technically be extinct, but lawmakers are still finding ways to gently steer money to their pet programs in the massive spending packages moving through Congress.

While lawmakers say money to fight COVID-19 is the overarching priority in spending debates, Congressisn’t above leveraging the coronavirus pandemic to secure extra money for their home districts or other special interests.

“They are going to, in many cases, take every opportunity to shove the cash to their favorite interests,” said Steve Ellis, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense. “In many cases, lawmakers know where the earmarks would have been, and they’ve plussed-up certain accounts or certain projects that would then likely benefit the special interests that are in their district or are supporting them.”

Earmarks are line items tucked into bills to carve out spending for projects, such as building roads or military weapons systems, at the insistence of a particular lawmaker or two.


Back to College, Back to Academic Brainwashing

Parents, legislators, taxpayers, and others footing the bill for college education might be interested in just what is in store for the upcoming academic year.

Since many college classes will be online, there is a chance to witness professors indoctrinating their students in real time. So, there’s a chance thatsome college faculty might change their behavior. To see recent examples of campus nonsense and indoctrination, visit the Campus Reform and College Fixwebsites.

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, warned congressional lawmakers “that Antifa is ‘winning’ and that much of academia, whether wittingly or unwittingly, is complicit in its success,” reported Campus Reform.

In his testimony before Congress Turley said:

To Antifa, people like me are the personification of the classical liberal view of free speech that perpetuates a system of oppression and abuse. I wish I could say that my view remains strongly implanted in our higher educational institutions. However, you are more likely to find public supporters for restricting free speech than you are to find defenders of free speech principles on many campuses.


4 Big Moments From the House’s Postal Service Hearing

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified Monday before a House committee to address Democrats’ recent theories regarding actions taken by the U.S. Postal Service weeks and months before the November election.

Voting by mail, either through absentee ballots or by universal mail-in ballots, is expected to be high this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As previously reported, however, many of the Postal Service’s actions wereroutine measures and not aimed at ballots.

Here’s a look at four big moments from DeJoy’s testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee.


Governor Hogan Orders Audit of Maryland Environmental Service, Calls for Bipartisan Legislative Reforms

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement:

“It has recently come to light that the Maryland Environmental Service has a longstanding practice of paying large bonuses, expense reimbursements, and severance packages to its top executives. This is something no normal state-operated agency should or would ever grant.

“To be clear, I did not approve, recommend, or have any involvement whatsoever in any of these decisions made by the board of directors of MES with respect to the former director Roy McGrath or any other individual.

“The new acting director Charles Glass, who has been leading MES since June, has committed to conducting a top-to-bottom review of this entity’s operations, and has already taken steps to begin to address many of these structural problems.

“While it is the legislature's responsibility to do audits of MES, today I have directed the Department of Budget and Management to also immediately conduct its own audit of this independent agency.

“The current operating and oversight structure of MES was established by the General Assembly in 1993. Our intention is to work with the legislature in a bipartisan way on legislation to reform the governance and operations of MES in order to provide for stronger oversight by both the executive and legislative branches.”

Watch This Video And YOU Decide Who's Best For The County!!!

God Bless ALL Of Our Service Men And Women

I don't see any color here,
The headstones look the same,
No black no brown no white skin tone,
There's no one here to blame.
These soldier's fought and died for you,
Their color you can't see,
Your rights are still protected,
Here's the place to take a knee.

Quite Frankly The City of Salisbury AND Wicomico County Makes Me Sick

When I sit back and think about all the abuse and attacks President Trump receives on a daily basis, then think about the fact that this patriot donates his entire salary to pay it forward, that's an AMERICAN! 

Like our great President we watched four people step up to the plate to fill in as County Executive after Bob Culver's death. Joe Holloway had to walk away from the opportunity because they couldn't advance any council member to a higher position, just plain stupid. 

Then this Doctor steps up and refuses to give up his practice. Instead of disqualifying him, someone came out with an alleged affair and pressured him to walk away from the job. You know what, he too is a pansy ass and I for one am very glad to see him run away with his tail between his legs. 

So now we have Michele Ennis and Carl Anderton left. We can all argue who's the better qualified candidate BUT WAIT!!! Now the Council, (Idiots) want to open the door again for 45 days in the hope they can encourage yet another Good Ol' Boy because Mike Dunn, the Greater Salisbury Committee started screaming like a little baby along with Jake Day's Father.

This Council knows Michele Ennis is more then qualified but like my original article about her stated, they refuse to have a woman, ANY woman have a more powerful position. They're Idiots! They'd rather hire some jackass Dr. that has never handled budgets, grants, the whole nine yards because they're scared of a woman. 

Like our great President, Michele would be taking a pay cut because she loves this County where she was born and raised her entire life. 18 years of dedicated service to the County and not one council member nominated her for the position.

You people should ring the phones off the hook demanding they stop this ridiculous and childish behavior and choose between these qualified candidates and make a final decision. The next step is to encourage a completely new group of people interested in running for county council positions and run every one of these bums out of office. If you can't CLEARLY see the games they're playing then you are as blind as a bat. There are no DO OVER's in real life!

Remember, this position comes up for election in a year and a half. We have a process for a reason, yet this council continues to buck that system/process on a very regular basis. Enough is enough!


20 classes under $20 that can help you learn a new skill

How many times have you said you would learn a skill or start a new hobby “if you only had the time”? Welp, six months into quarantine, and it looks like you finally have the chance.

To help you make the most out of being stuck at home, we rounded up 20 awesome online classes under $20. With these courses, you can learn everything from how to make your own iOS apps to how to kickstart your very own podcast.


“He Was Not Very Smart Before He Became Incapacitated. He Was Always Kinda Dumb. Now He’s Clearly Cognitively Impaired.” – Rudy Giuliani on Joe Biden’s Alzheimer’s

Judge Jeanine spoke about how ‘Bunker Biden’ ignored the violence going on in city streets around the nation at the recent DNC. She invited former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on to discuss.

Rudy shared that Biden paid no attention to the Democrat cities that are up in flames which shows Biden has no intention of fixing it. He also shared that when you don’t deal with small amounts of violence in cities, the violence becomes greater. This is why Democrat cities are in such danger.

Then Rudy mentioned Democrat candidate Joe Biden’s physical and mental decline. (Note that we provided evidence from a review of videos of Biden using AI that indicate Biden’s cognitive decline and possible early stages of Alzheimer’s yesterday as well.) Rudy shared:

He was not very smart before he became incapacitated. He was always kinda dumb. Now he’s clearly cognitively impaired. I have a podcast out right now with two prominent doctors that say that it is clear that he has something beyond a mild case of either Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia.”


Ravens cut Earl Thomas after he punched teammate at practice

Well, that happened fast.

Earl Thomas’ time in Baltimore is over.

The seven-time Pro Bowl safety was cut by the Ravens on Sunday in the wake of his practice scuffle with fellow safety Chuck Clark on Friday in which he reportedly punched Clark. The Cowboys, who sought former Jets safety Jamal Adams, are the favorite to land him, according to ESPN. The Ravens said the reason for Thomas’ release was “for personal conduct that has adversely affected the Baltimore Ravens,” meaning they’re likely to pursue recouping money on Thomas’ four-year, $55 million contract.

“I appreciate the Ravens organization for the opportunity. Had a great run,” Thomas wrote on his Instagram story after being released. “Wish things would have ended different but you live and you learn. Thank you Eric DeCosta and everyone else who played a role in bringing me to B-More. Wish you guys the best.”

The Ravens players’ “Leadership Council made it clear to decision makers they would prefer Thomas not be around,” according to CBS. While Thomas, 31, was in the second year of the contract.

Thomas attempted to clear the air by posting the clip of the play on Instagram and addressing it in a statement. He wrote that he committed a mental error and was trying to calmly explain to Clark what happened when “built up aggression turned into me getting into with a teammate.”


Left-Wing Protesters Intimidate Diners in Charlotte: ‘White Silence Equals Violence’

Boisterous left-wing protesters demonstrating against the Republican National Convention (RNC) intimidated diners at a Charlotte, North Carolina, restaurant Saturday night while they clogged up the streets.

Protesters engaged with a man leaving a restaurant in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood around 11:00 p.m., and called him a “gentrifier,” theCharlotte Observer reported.

Demonstrators in the South End, marching in their second night against the RNC to protest police brutality and neighborhood gentrification, yelled, “White Silence Equals Violence.”

A person in the crowd also appeared to spray silly string at someone appearing to confront the protesters.

The protesters also shouted, “the blood of Breonna Taylor,” referencing the March 13 death of Breonna Taylor, 26, at the hands of the police when officers searched her home for illegal drugs.


More DNC Woes: New Poll Shows Major Drop in Democratic Party Affiliation

A new poll released Monday from Gallup showed that the four days of virtual speeches and minimal fanfare produced by the Democratic National Convention did little to shore up support for the party of Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris.

In fact, despite the glowing reviews from corporate media of the DNC and its speakers, the Gallup poll showed that Americans claiming to be Democrats or affiliated with the party dropped by two points since the same poll was conducted in June. Enthusiasm for the Republican Party, however, increased by three points, shrinking the Democratic advantage by a stunning five points as the presidential election draws ever closer.

The new poll follows a trend in national polling that has shown a dramatic narrowing of the gap between the Democrats' nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, after months of numbers reflecting Biden as the clear leader. Rasmussen reported on Monday that recent polling also showed the nation's approval of the president was on the rise, sharing that 51 percent of respondentsapproved of the job he was doing.

The favorable shifting in polling for the president comes amid months of unrest that has included widespread calls from the far-left to defund and abolish police departments, abolish ICE, and abolish prisons across the country.


Comey: 'I can't imagine that I'm a target' of Durham probe

Former FBI Director James Comey spoke dismissively of Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation of the origins of the bureau's Russia probe Sunday, saying he has not been contacted for it and that it is being used as a political tool for President Trump and his supporters.

In an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," Comey insisted that everyone involved in the investigation was "trying to do the right thing" and therefore Durham's probe was not concerning for him.

"I have had no contact with him and haven’t talked to him," Comey said about Durham, adding, “I can’t imagine that I’m a target.”


Very Interesting...

Ninety things you probably didn’t know that Trump accomplished while fighting flagrant abuse and impeachment charges. Help for every American.

  1. Trump signed 3 bills to benefit Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one funds Native language programs, and the third gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana.
  2. Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch.
  3. Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences.
  4. Trump signed a bill making CBD and Hemp legal.
  5. Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan.
  6. Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money-saving information.
  7. Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking.
  8. Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms.
  9. The 25% lowest-paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, which outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country's highest-paid workers.
  10. Trump signed the biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land.
  11. Trump signed the Save our Seas Act which funds $10 million per year to clean tons of plastic & garbage from the ocean.
  12. He signed a bill this year allowing some drug imports from Canada so that prescription prices would go down.
  13. Trump signed an executive order this year that forces all healthcare providers to disclose the cost of their services so that Americans can comparison shop and know how much less providers charge insurance companies.
  14. Hospitals will now be required to post their standard charges for services, which include the discounted price a hospital is willing to accept.
  15. In the eight years prior to President Trump’s inauguration, prescription drug prices increased by an average of 3.6% per year.
  16. He created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and family members of veterans.
  17. VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.
  18. Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.
  19. Because of a bill signed and championed by Trump, in 2020, most federal employees will see their pay increase by an average of 3.1%.
  20. Trump signed into a law up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers.
  21. Trump administration will provide HIV prevention drugs for free to 200,000 uninsured patients per year for 11 years.
  22. Trump signed an order allowing small businesses to group together when buying insurance to get a better price.
  23. President Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act that provides funding for states to develop maternal mortality reviews to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions & largely focuses on reducing the higher mortality rates for Black Americans.
  24. In 2018, President Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice bill which enacted reforms that make our justice system fairer and help former inmates successfully return to society.  It reforms addressed inequities in sentencing laws that disproportionately harmed Black Americans and reformed mandatory minimums that created unfair outcomes. The First Step Act expanded judicial discretion in sentencing of non-violent crimes.  Over 90% of those benefitting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are Black Americans.
  25. Trump increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by more than 14%.
  26. Trump signed legislation forgiving Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs.
  27. Made HBCUs a priority by creating the position of executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
  28. Trump received the Bipartisan Justice Award at a historically black college for his criminal justice reform accomplishments.
  29. The poverty rate fell to a 17-year low of 11.8% under the Trump administration.
  30. Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels since the U.S. began collecting such data.
  31. President Trump signed a bill that creates five national monuments, expands several national parks, adds 1.3 million acres of wilderness, and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
  32. Trump’s USDA committed $124 Million to rebuild rural water infrastructure.
  33. More than 400,000 manufacturing jobs created since his election.
  34. Trump appointed 5 openly gay ambassadors.
  35. Trump ordered Ric Grenell, his openly gay ambassador to Germany, to lead a global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality across the globe.
  36. Through Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) initiative, Federal law enforcement more than doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased the number of defendants charged by 75% in ACTeam districts.
  37. In 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismantled an organization that was the internet’s leading source of prostitution-related advertisements resulting in sex trafficking.  Trump’s OMB published new anti-trafficking guidance for government procurement officials to more effectively combat human trafficking.
  38. Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations arrested 1,588 criminals associated withHuman Trafficking.
  39. Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services provided funding to support the National Human Trafficking Hotline to identify perpetrators and give victims the help they need.  The hotline identified 16,862 potential human trafficking cases.
  40. Trump’s DOJ provided grants to organizations that support human trafficking victims – serving nearly 9,000 cases from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.

A Viewer Writes: It doesn't pay to work anymore